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    (Original post by tomixox)
    Sorry I made a mistake - I dropped chemistry at A2 not Economics haha! Yeah I probably should try stay hopeful! Thanks a lot x
    Oh thank god, it would've been disastrous had you dropped Economics!
    Honestly, I went to the first Economics open day at UCL and it felt like they literally picked the people with the best grades to attend as I was talking to quite a few others. So It looks like they do place a lot of weighting on your grades so I see no reason why they would reject you. Maybe because you've applied for both courses they're taking a bit longer.
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    (Original post by tomixox)
    Yeah, I do have some regret not doing AS FM but I honestly didnt know how I'd take it. Like, I'm pretty good at maths, but not THAT good at maths hahaha
    Btw, congratulations on getting an interview at Oxford for E&M. Only ~30% get an interview so take comfort in that...

    Couple of my friends got rejected pre-interview but have got offers at Warwick/UCL/LSE. Maybe you'll get an offer from your dream uni soon.
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    (Original post by tomixox)
    Can anyone help me out here!
    GCSEs: 11A*s 4A's
    AS: 4As (maths biology chem economics)
    Predictions: 3A*'s (Chen biology maths)
    I'm not really sure how to rate my PS but it's not bad - I have done quite a bit of W.E and lots of extra econ things like master classes and running econ society.
    Anyway, I applied for l100 at LSE UCL and Nottingahm, Econ and Management at Oxford and L101 (economics with a year abroad) at UCL.
    I have had an offer from Nottingham and rejection from Oxford, post interview.
    I applied in October and am still waiting from LSE and ucl (today is the 6th week of a supposed 4 week email from LSE).
    In whats looking likely of a rejection from both school do people think I should take Nottingham or reapply? I really like Nottingham but I just feel that I could go to somewhere better and I am not in any way shape or form saying this in a arrogant way or looking to cause offence to anyone, I'm just saying what I feel is the case. I know Nottingham is fairly strong in economics, but when it comes to overall university rankings, it falls short a bit. Also, I want to be in London so so so bad but I was thinking I could do a masters and/or just live in London? Plus going to Nottingham wouldbe cheaper for my parents.
    Would honestly be gutted if I got rejected from the two, especially UCL as that year abroad course has always been my dream, but it's looking like I need a plan if that does occur.

    Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read/reply tot this
    l101 takes longer for UCL to reply apparently. Your stats are way better than mine and I got the UCL open day thingy as well (applied in early December) so you will definitely get one
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    (Original post by tomixox)
    Sorry I made a mistake - I dropped chemistry at A2 not Economics haha! Yeah I probably should try stay hopeful! Thanks a lot x
    I think the reason UCL still haven't responded back to you, is because you've applied to both L100 and L101, and they may be deciding which you're more suitable for; since they'd only give one offer as it's run by the same department. And as I'm sure you're aware, offers for L101 come out a lot later than L100 (usually February - March), so it's still worth being hopeful for that.

    Otherwise, I don't see why you wouldn't have gotten UCL by now given your grades. With LSE there's the whole lack of FM issue, and it's hard to predict your PS not having seen it, but you never know.
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    Still waiting on warwick, does anyone know if most of the offers have been given out already/why they're taking so long? It's my top choice after Nottingham.
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    (Original post by oreoenthusiast)
    where else do you have offers from?
    I put Durham as my insurance, got rejected from Cambridge after interveiw and withdrew my application from Warwick and St. Andrews because they were taking too long.

    Where else did you apply?
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    Hi buddies on the student room

    So I have been rejected by Oxford for Economics after being interviewed (came so close in the ranking noooooooo)
    and I have two offers which I am considering- L100 (Economics) at either Nottingham or Bristol University - both require A*AA.

    I rate them based on
    •Quality of course (variety, choice Etc)
    •Career prospects (consultancies, banking etc)
    •Student Life - clubs&societities + night life/social scene

    Which of these two should I choose?

    GCSEs- 8A* 2A
    AS - 4As in Maths, Econ, History, English Lit
    Predicted- 2A* 1A

    (Maybe I should have applied to UCL or Warwick, oops #noregrets)

    Thanks everyone and hope you've had a sick half term!

    Matt
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    (Original post by MattEconomics)
    Hi buddies on the student room

    So I have been rejected by Oxford for Economics after being interviewed (came so close in the ranking noooooooo)
    and I have two offers which I am considering- L100 (Economics) at either Nottingham or Bristol University - both require A*AA.

    I rate them based on
    •Quality of course (variety, choice Etc)
    •Career prospects (consultancies, banking etc)
    •Student Life - clubs&societities + night life/social scene

    Which of these two should I choose?

    GCSEs- 8A* 2A
    AS - 4As in Maths, Econ, History, English Lit
    Predicted- 2A* 1A

    (Maybe I should have applied to UCL or Warwick, oops #noregrets)

    Thanks everyone and hope you've had a sick half term!

    Matt
    Don't know about the courses, but you can probably look that up in the course prospectuses.

    As for careers in IB/consultancy I'd say notts has a better reputation for economics and connections with firms

    Student life like nightlife is probably better in notts as well, I don't think Bristol is that happening tbh.

    Just my opinions, may be wrong, take all advice from tsr with a pinch of salt

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    (Original post by MattEconomics)
    Hi buddies on the student room

    So I have been rejected by Oxford for Economics after being interviewed (came so close in the ranking noooooooo)
    and I have two offers which I am considering- L100 (Economics) at either Nottingham or Bristol University - both require A*AA.

    I rate them based on
    •Quality of course (variety, choice Etc)
    •Career prospects (consultancies, banking etc)
    •Student Life - clubs&societities + night life/social scene

    Which of these two should I choose?

    GCSEs- 8A* 2A
    AS - 4As in Maths, Econ, History, English Lit
    Predicted- 2A* 1A

    (Maybe I should have applied to UCL or Warwick, oops #noregrets)

    Thanks everyone and hope you've had a sick half term!

    Matt
    Notts arguably has a better reputation on the whole with economics but the difference is quite miniscule. I'd say come to Notts this autumn so we can hang out! (I'm a CompSci firmer btw) :cool:

    Check this out, LinkedIn did a ranking of how well universities place into banking (actual front office banking) and this was the result: https://www.linkedin.com/edu/ranking...ategory-link-m

    Notts has a pretty sweet Finance society - there's over 1200 members!! They also have awesome links with banks that sponsor them and arrange regular talks/visits to companies. There are tons of other societies to choose from as well. In terms of nightlife, you won't be disappointed - there's a massive variety.

    Campus is also beauts. Choose Notts!

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    (Original post by Puffin Boffin)
    I put Durham as my insurance, got rejected from Cambridge after interveiw and withdrew my application from Warwick and St. Andrews because they were taking too long.

    Where else did you apply?
    I was rejected from Cambridge after interview too :L, apart from LSE, UCL and Cambridge I applied to Birmingham and Sheffield.
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    St Andrews or Nottingham for Economics???
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    (Original post by liamc1997)
    St Andrews or Nottingham for Economics???
    I'd say notts, st Andrews is a bit far from London and all the action imo
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    I'd say notts, st Andrews is a bit far from London and all the action imo
    But Nottingham is a good 2 hour drive from London; why does that give it an advantage over St Andrews because it's closer?
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    OK waiting on an offer from UCL economics... I applied back in October...

    I have an offer from Nottingham Economics (AAA)
    Also have offers from Bath and Warwick (both Accounting and Finance - AAA)

    Any advice what to firm / Insure?

    I am thinking

    Firm UCL Insure Warwick - or - Firm Warwick insure Bath (Bath is year in industry)

    Thanks
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    (Original post by liamc1997)
    But Nottingham is a good 2 hour drive from London; why does that give it an advantage over St Andrews because it's closer?
    St Andrews is in the middle of nowhere and notts is quite a big city
    Also I'm pretty sure it does better in rankings in general
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    (Original post by tomixox)
    Can anyone help me out here!
    GCSEs: 11A*s 4A's
    AS: 4As (maths biology chem economics)
    Predictions: 3A*'s (Economics biology maths)
    I'm not really sure how to rate my PS but it's not bad - I have done quite a bit of W.E and lots of extra econ things like master classes and running econ society.
    Anyway, I applied for l100 at LSE UCL and Nottingahm, Econ and Management at Oxford and L101 (economics with a year abroad) at UCL.
    I have had an offer from Nottingham and rejection from Oxford, post interview.
    I applied in October and am still waiting from LSE and ucl (today is the 6th week of a supposed 4 week email from LSE).
    In whats looking likely of a rejection from both school do people think I should take Nottingham or reapply? I really like Nottingham but I just feel that I could go to somewhere better and I am not in any way shape or form saying this in a arrogant way or looking to cause offence to anyone, I'm just saying what I feel is the case. I know Nottingham is fairly strong in economics, but when it comes to overall university rankings, it falls short a bit. Also, I want to be in London so so so bad but I was thinking I could do a masters and/or just live in London? Plus going to Nottingham wouldbe cheaper for my parents.
    Would honestly be gutted if I got rejected from the two, especially UCL as that year abroad course has always been my dream, but it's looking like I need a plan if that does occur.

    Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read/reply tot this
    I'm pretty much in the same boat mate; smashed GCSEs, got the same predictions as you and got an offer from Notts but still waiting on UCL. Tbh if you feel like you can do better than Notts (which is a great uni) then it's definitely worth taking a gap year. If you reapply with A*s in hand then you'd defo be a very strong candidate, plus you wouldn't then have to think 'what if I did reapply and get into LSE?' in future. Personally, if I don't get a UCL offer then I'm gonna take a gap year. Might take one even if I do get an offer cos I want to apply to Oxbridge as a stronger candidate lol
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    How do people rate Economics at Birmingham ?


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    Anyone heard from LSE for straight Econ. Back in early January they told me 4 weeks and yet haven't heard from them.

    Applied around 10 Oct. Rejected from Cambridge for Land Economy. Offers from Notts and Durham. Haven't got replies from LSE and Warwick.

    Anyone know of any good gap year schemes for finance/ IB/ professional services?

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    (Original post by Aly418)
    Anyone know of any good gap year schemes for finance/ IB/ professional services?

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    My Sixth Form had a talk given to us by Accenture about their Horizons scheme. Seemed really good. If you get in and you're good, they pay towards your uni costs and stuff.

    Have you had a look at the Big 4?
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    My Sixth Form had a talk given to us by Accenture about their Horizons scheme. Seemed really good. If you get in and you're good, they pay towards your uni costs and stuff.

    Have you had a look at the Big 4?
    Thanks. I'm applying for the Deloitte scholar scheme and went to an EY insight event the other day but alas they don't do gap year schemes

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